Mr. Big Stuff (album)

Mr. Big Stuff (album)
Mr. Big Stuff
Studio album by Jean Knight
Released 1971
Recorded 1970
Genre Funk, R&B, soul
Label Stax
Producer Wardell Quezerque
Jean Knight chronology
Mr. Big Stuff
(1971)
My Toot Toot
(1985)

Mr. Big Stuff was the debut album of soul/funk singer Jean Knight, released in 1971 right after her biggest hit of the same name. This album was rereleased on CD on November 7, 1991 by Fantasy Records. The CD reissue contains six bonus tracks, three of which were released as singles after the original release of this album, along with a biographical essay by Lee Hildebrand on the life and career of Jean Knight and the recording sessions for "Mr. Big Stuff."

Contents

Track listing

Side 1

  1. Mr. Big Stuff - (Joseph Broussard, Ralph Williams, Carol Washington) - 2:44
  2. A Little Bit of Something (Is Better Than All of Nothing) - (Maria Tynes) - 3:19
  3. Don't Talk About Jody - (Adams, Albert Savoy, Wardell Quezerque) - 2:43
  4. Think It Over - (Albert Savoy, Wardell Quezerque) - 4:47
  5. Take Him (You Can Have My Man) - (Wardell Quezerque, Maria Tynes, Joseph Broussard) - 2:30

Side 2

  1. You City Slicker - (Maria Tynes, Joseph Broussard, Albert Savoy) - 2:52
  2. Why I Keep Living These Memories - (Adams, Joseph Broussard) - 2:52
  3. Call Me Your Fool if You Want To - (Maria Tynes, Albert Savoy, Wardell Quezerque) - 3:04
  4. One-Way Ticket to Nowhere (It's the End of the Ride) - (Joseph Broussard, Albert Savoy, Wardell Quezerque) - 4:19
  5. Your Six-Bit Change - (Maria Tynes, Joseph Broussard, Albert Savoy) - 2:36

CD Bonus Tracks

  1. Do Me - (L. Hamilton) - 2:50
  2. Helping Man - (J. Harris, Ralph Williams) - 2:52
  3. Carry On - (B. Denimal) - 2:53
  4. Save the Last Kiss for Me - (Hamilton) - 3:24
  5. Pick Up the Pieces - (C. Michael Baker, Don Davis, Fred Briggs) - 2:31
  6. You Think You're Hot Stuff - (Joseph Broussard, Ralph Williams, Carrol Washington) - 2:29

Album credits

  • Vocals: Jean Knight

Rhythm section

  • Piano, organ: Wardell Quezerque
  • Guitar: Jerry Puckett
  • Bass: William Laverne Robbins
  • Drums, percussion: James Carey Stroud


  • Produced and arranged by: Wardell Quezerque for Malaco Productions, a division of Malaco, Inc.
  • Digital remastering for CD in 1990: Phil De Lancie (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley)

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1971 Black Albums 8
1971 Pop Albums 60

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1971 "Mr. Big Stuff" Black Singles 1
1971 "Mr. Big Stuff" Pop Singles 2
1971 "You Think You're Hot Stuff" Black Singles 19
1971 "You Think You're Hot Stuff" Pop Singles 57
1972 "Carry On" Black Singles 44

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